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Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. (1900s – 1928) 

Foxcombe Hall, Boars Hill, was the former home of Lord Berkeley. He had a nine-hole course laid out on Boars Hill in the early 20th Century.

Boars Hill has an outstanding view of Oxford and it was feared that the land would be developed once the golf course had disappeared. When the course closed it was taken over by The Oxford Preservation Trust in 1928 and the unspoilt area can still be enjoyed today.

Thanks to Adam Ruck who provided the recent pictures and descriptions of the former Boars Hill golf course.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Pictures showing features of the former golf course.

There are various golf terrain features all over the area, but the most obvious and complete is the green at the top of the hill, with a tiered approach up the hill from the left hand side of the image. If you look closely a row of three bunkers can be seen this side of the green.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Pictures showing features of the former golf course.

The above picture looks back up towards the tower of the Berkeley residence – Foxcombe Hall.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Pictures showing the famous view of Oxford.

The picture above with two handsome dogs, taken a few years ago, shows the famous view of Oxford.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. The on-site information board with history of the area.

The on-site information board providing the history of Boars Hill and the golf course. Above images courtesy of Adam Ruck.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Famous view of Oxford from Boars Hill.

The famous view of Oxford from the former Boars Hill golf course.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Auction notification of the Mansion contents in 1930.

Foxcombe, Boars Hill, Oxford. Auction notification of contents of the Mansion from 1930.

 

Berkeley Golf Course, Boars Hill, Oxford. Ordnance Map from 1914 showing the Boars Hill golf course.

Ordnance Survey Map showing the Boars Hill Golf Course. © Crown Copyright {1914}